Ukrainian drama translated into 9 languages

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Translated to: English
Amidst the chaos of an unexpected attack, a mother of three is forced to flee her country and begin a journey of...
2 F
2589 words / 9 pages
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Translated to: English
First-person story of personal problems with a boyfriend against the background of the outbreak of war.
1242 words / 4 pages
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Translated to: Polski
First-person story of personal problems with a boyfriend against the background of the outbreak of war.
1 F
981 words / 4 pages
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Translated to: Français
One of the most prominent Ukrainian plays of the last decade. The work consists of six independent scenes that observe...
Drama, short stories6 M, 9 F
12525 words / 45 pages
Translator: Raluca Rădulescu
Translated to: Românesc
The text was written in the early days of the Russian invasion. The author lives in Kherson. She compiled a war time...
Art and documentary, 1 Act2 M, 3 F
2500 words / 7 pages
Translator: John Farndon
Translated to: English
A house of a mysterious family in a world lost in the mist. No one knows where the bombs are coming from or who is...
Fantasy drama, 1 Act1 M, 3 F
8933 words / 28 pages
Translator: John Freedman
Translated to: English
The text was written in the early days of the Russian invasion. The author lives in Kherson. She compiled a war time...
Art and documentary, 1 Act2 M, 3 F
2500 words / 7 pages
 
 
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About the project

Digital library of the Ukrainian drama translations serves to promote the national dramaturgy worldwide, the successful communication between the contemporary Ukrainian authors and theatres around the world, and to foster new creative partnerships.

Convenient search engine will help you find plays of the Ukrainian playwrights translated into the language of your choice, and generate the search by genre, period of creation, subject, text size, number of characters, etc.

Each text in the library has an ID card, a synopsis and information about the author and the translator in English.

Here you will be able to read big fragments but the entire text for reading, commercial or non-commercial use, can be obtained from the copyright holders whose contacts can be found on the first page of the play and in the authors’ profiles. 

The Library is founded by the Ukrainian Institute in partnership with Worldwide Readings Project and Birkbeck Center for Contemporary Theater. It is based on the global initiative funds of the Worldwide Readings Project and the Ukrainian Institute program Transmission.ua: drama on the move.

Website is created with the financial support of the International Relief Fund of the Federal Foreign Office and Goethe-Institut Ukraine within framework of the “Theatrical Windows. Work in Progress” – a project implemented by the NGO “Theatre na Zhukah”. Coordinating partner – platform UkrDramaHub.

Open structure promotes continuous renewal of the Library’s funds. Ukrainian playwrights are welcome to submit the translations of their plays via this form

Prior to publishing on the Website, quality of translations will be verified by the Expert Council: Lydia Nagel (German), Elli Salo (Finnish, Swedish, Slovak), Molly Flynn (English), Miloslav Juráni (Slovak), Iulia Popovici (Romanian) and Anna Korzeniowska-Bihun (Polish).